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Cumbria's SEND Handbook - January 2022

The SEND Handbook is a public document designed to provide guidance to schools and settings, parents, professionals and children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) about how we intend to meet responsibilities for identifying and addressing SEN in Cumbria:

SEND Handbook January 2022 Updates:

2.     Autism Spectrum Condition Criteria – references to SRPs removed
7. Early Years Criteria and 7.1 Part 4 Early Years – updated to reflect the revised EYFS
12. Appendix 2 – Sample Provision Map and Appendix 4 – SEND Funding – updated to reflect changes to funding


SEND Handbook Cover and Title [PDF 44KB]
1. Introduction and Overview [PDDF 135KB]
2. Autism Spectrum Condition Criteria [PDF 91KB]
2.1 Part 4 - Autism Spectrum Condition Criteria [PDF 38KB]
3. Blind or Vision Impairment Criteria [PDF 24KB]
3.1 Part 4 - Blind or Vision Impairment [PDF 70KB]
4. Cognition and Learning Criteria [PDF 70KB]
5. Deafness and Hearing Impairment Criteria [PDF 87KB]
5.1 Part 4 - Deafness and Hearing Impairment [PDF 23KB]
6. Developmental Language Disorder Criteria [PDF 97KB]
6.1 Part 4 - Developmental Language Disorder [PDF 11KB]
7. Early Years Criteria [PDF 73KB]
7.1 Part 4 - Early Years [PDF 130KB]
8. Physical Medical Difficulties Criteria [PDF 83KB]
8.1 Part 4 Physical Medical Difficulties [PDF 25KB]
9. Post-16 Criteria [PDF 47KB]
10. Social Emotional and Mental Health Criteria [PDF 97KB]
11. Appendix 1 - Guidance for Initiating Statutory SEND Assessment [PDF 14KB] 
12. Appendix 2 - Sample Provision Map [PDF 15KB]
13. Appendix 3 - Using Part 4 Eligibility for Statutory Assessment [PDF 11KB]
14.    Appendix 4 - SEND Funding [PDF 18KB]
15. Appendix 5 - Specialist Equipment Guidance [PDF 11KB]
16. Appendix 6 - List of Abbreviations [PDF 16KB]

Please be advised that the above is updated regularly.  Therefore, please use this as a digital guide to have the most up-to-date available information. 

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